I got this email from SCIL and feel that it is very important to stand together on this issue! Judie has worked so hard to get humane legislation passed regarding banning puppy mills only to have the governator veto it!!! Now empowered by this turn of events, the opponents of humane legislation are taking violent actions! Here is Judie Mancuso's email:
Dear Friends: Now they're shooting at us... last weekend board members of Social Compassion in Legislation were part of a group peacefully protesting a pet shop known to sell puppy mill dogs. Snipers targeted the crowd, hitting two people including one of our board members, Ed Buck, with a pneumatic rifle loaded with two-millimeter brass bullets.
This is "assault with a deadly weapon" which is a felony. We knew our opposition was going too far with their lies and misinformation, but violent acts against peaceful innocent protesting has crossed criminally over the line. The Santa Monica Police are taking this very seriously and they will find these shooters and bring them to justice.
We need your help. We need to stand together stronger and in greater numbers when we are harassed and intimidated.
1. If you live in the Los Angeles area, please help by standing with us this Saturday at: 1pm - 3pm (see address below) to join the protest against cruel puppy mills and the stores that keep them in business. The Santa Monica police will be on hand to make sure we will not be disrupted from our right to speak out against puppy mills.
2. Ed Buck is also working with the City of West Hollywood to help create an ordinance banning retailers from selling puppy mill pets. Please consider donating to SCIL, our resources are drained and we need funds to keep up our fight.
Click here for a news story on the protest and shooting
If you live in the Los Angeles area, please join us this Saturday to speak out against cruel puppy mills and stand against the animal abusers.
Aquarium & Pet Center
826 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA
Saturday, Oct 17, 1 PM to 3 PM
Very truly yours,
President, Social Compassion In Legislation (SCIL)
A 501(c)(4) non-profit organization focused on reducing pet overpopulation through legislation
Please join this peaceful protest!!!